A New Bug In iOS 5.1.1 Could Hint Towards Apple Finally Allowing FaceTime Over 3G Networks

For a long time now it has been rumoured that Apple would finally lift the restriction off only being able to FaceTime over WiFi networks. It looks like this rumor has once again popped up due to an apparent error in the iOS 5.1.1 firmware. According to a Romanian iOS blog (thanks for the tip Greg Seckrin) when you make a FaceTime call and then disable 3G you are greeted with the error message shown in the screenshot below…

Apple FaceTime 3G iOS 5.1.1

Obviously this hints towards that fact that Apple is thinking about enabling FaceTime over 3G. I was not however, able to verify the above claim to see if the error is widespread, so I would take this rumor with a grain of salt. Especially because the unlimited data plan era seems to be coming to an end, and having video calling take place over data would eat up your bandwidth like no tomorrow.

Do you think Apple is thinking about enabling FaceTime over 3G networks? Share your responses and further thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • Cunt

    big deal, once jailbroken this isn’t an issue..

  • Teaparty

    This is proly a jailebroken phone in the first place. Nothing proves this was on 5.1.1

  • FuckApple

    haha i have 3G Unrestrictor tanks coz of jailbreak :D facetime over 3G and Edge works fine here.

  • FuckApple

     sorry to say but there isnt any tweek which shows such messages, there is one which lets u make calls over 3G is “Unrestrictor” after intalling that through cydia which ofcourse isnt free u need to select and add facetime to its list to make calls and still i haven’t seen such msgs.

  • http://twitter.com/FlashBox360 iFlashBox360

    They should do it anyway, and ignore the US carriers bitching about data usage, here in the UK we have the option for unlimited data so we’re losing out.

    I hope this is true,

  • Turgoose1

    I spoke to O2 today about data plans as I get unlimited texts and minutes but just 1gb data I wanted to see if I could get a better data plan (eg get limited minutes or texts and unlimited data and they said 1gb was the highest they could offer without buying a bolt on I’m a bit disappointed at this as I watch Netflix on my 4s well I did until I realised my restrictions, my concern is if I could FaceTime over my 3G how much of my data allowance would it use up?

  • Turgoose1

    Ps is anybody in the uk on an O2 plan where they get better than 1gb of data per month my tariff I pay about £42 per month and get unlimited minutes unlimited texts and 1gb data?